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The humanitarian assistance will go to four countries in the region Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon The humanitarian assistance will go to four countries in the region Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon

EU Releases Funding for Africa's Lake Chad Region

The humanitarian crisis in the Africa's Lake Chad basin, affecting parts of Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon, continues to worsen due to prolonged violence, insecurity and environmental degradation.

To help the most vulnerable communities, the European Commission has announced new funding of EUR138 million (USD159.89 million) combining humanitarian and development assistance. This is part of an overall EU aid package for the region worth EUR232 million (USD268.80 million).

Speaking at the High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region in Berlin, Christos Stylianides, commissioner, humanitarian aid and crisis management, said, "The disastrous effects of armed conflict and violence in the Lake Chad basin have had a serious impact in an area already plagued by poverty and the extreme effects of climate change. The EU is committed to continue to help the most vulnerable.”